Mike Quigley

Irish horse racing, betting and other stuff

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" I think what we like about music - and what we like about art in general....is that enterprise that stops our minds from spinning. Because we're always all over the place. A good song, a good lyric is a movie: it will just focus and calm and confer significance on this completely bewildering reality that all of us live in."   - Leonard Cohen

"In every nowhere town there are somewhere dreams"- Ron Sexsmith, Love Shines
"Be wary of too much calm, particularly in your mid-fifties."- Ian McEwan

"The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room."  - Pascal 

"The real life is the life we do not lead." - Oscar Wilde

" We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell

"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever." - Germaine Greer

"On the street Meo stopped looking at the girls, and the girls, naturally, went on not looking at him. He had reached the age (he was forty-seven) where young women looked through you, beyond you, they looked through your ghost: a trite misfortune, perhaps, but definitely a point in your leavetaking, your journey to ghostdom." 
  - Yellow Dog, Martin Amis
"Life should be lived on the edge of life." - Philippe Petit 
"Life is too short to blend in." - Paris Hilton
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Most people are other people." - Oscar Wilde
"The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned." - Antonio Gramsci